I have never stayed anywhere so soothing as Riad Baoussala. We stayed in the Sahara suite, which was not only huge, with its own sitting room, but beautifully furnished too. We were made to feel at home instantly by both Dominique and Leah. The dinners and breakfast served at the Riad were always delicious and varied. They have a board in the kitchen with that evening's menu on so you can decide if you'd like to eat there, or go into town as an alternative. The Riad is quite far from town, but Dominique and Leah always organised taxis there and back for us (or drove us in themselves if they were also heading into town). The town of Essaouira itself is beautiful and the food is great, so its well worth tearing yourself away from the Riad to visit.
The one and only negative I can think of is that the Riad is also home to some cats and dogs, which did show up at meal times, which is not ideal for everyone.
All in all, it is a wonderful place, I did not want to leave and I hope to return one day.
- Also Known As:
- Riad Baoussala Hotel
- Riad Baoussala Essaouira
- Riad Baoussala Hotel Essaouira
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Baoussala is a lovely boutique hotel situated at 9km south of Essaouira in the middle of the nature. Composed of only 6 rooms and suites it offers a lot of space for all the guests. With a large pool, a spa and Hammam, a roof terrace, a garden and a large courtyard, it is the perfect place for a peacefull retreat, not so fare away from the charming city of Essaouira, but far enough to relax in the nature! ... more less